Arthur F. Kern, 79, of Dyersville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at home in Dyersville.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Art was born on Oct. 16, 1941, in Dyersville the son of Edward and Mary (Fangmann) Kern. He married Lois Funke on Aug. 28, 1963, in Dyersville.
Art is survived by his wife, Lois, three children: Jim (Brenda) Kern and June (Dan) Putz, both of Dyersville and Jill (Dave) Kelchen of Farley; eight grandchildren: Jason (Brenda) Kern, Kera (Josh) Renne and Kayla (Casey) Demmer, Briget (Brett) Featherston, Brent (Annie) Putz, Brock (Stephanie) Putz, Regan (fiancé Bryce Hoerner) Kelchen and Grant Kelchen; 13 great grandchildren; siblings: Dale (Donna) Kern of Des Moines, Dorothy Ruppenkamp of Iowa City, Leon (Marilyn) Kern of New Vienna, David (Jeanette) Kern of Colorado, Linda Kern-Garbisch of Kailua, Hawaii, Rick (Terry) Kern of Minneapolis, MN; in-laws: Theresa Schindler, Darlene (Wayne) Wegmann, Karen Funke and Janet Funke, all of Dyersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Darlene (Howard) Wedewer, Robert Kern and Judy Kern (in infancy); in-laws: Don Ruppenkamp, Dorothy (Leo) Mensen, Verna Lee (Ed) Digman, Janice (Lavern) Mensen, Rita (Lawrence) Lansing, Leon Funke, Mary Lou Funke, Floyd Funke and Charlie Schindler.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Online condolences and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.